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THE COPPER ERA, CLIFTON, ARIZ., MARCH 1, 1900. Til Copper Era. Issued Thursdays at Clifton, Graham County, Ariz $2.S0aYear; Single Copies 10c. J. D. Lea. Editor. C. E- Bull. - BULL & LEA, Publishers and Proprietors. Entered at the Clifton, Arizona, postoffice as second-class matter. The national Democratic con vention will convene in Kansas City on July 4. Arizona's new capitol build ing at Phoenix will be ready for occupancy about May 15. News comes from South Afri ca to the effect that Conje and Lis army of three or four thou sand men have surrendered to Lord Roberts. The present form of govern ment in the Indian Territory has not met popular approval for some time past, and as a result delegates from various parts of the Territory met in South Mc- Alister on the 22nd of Feb. and petitioned congress to grant a regular territorial government with representative in congress. The conflagration at Portales, Chaves county, N. M., last week, resulted in the destruction of the principal business houses of the town. Jack Goodwin, ex chief of the Roswell Volunteer Fire Dept., says he heard that the Roswell fire boys responded to the alarm and saved nearly all the whiskey. Roswell is 100 miles from Portales. C. J. Gatti, father of our J. C. Gatti, arrived Monday from the Argentine Re publican, South America, where he has been for the past twelve years. His son and wife pave a party in his honor Mon day evening and all who attended were delighted by the narration of some of his experiences in the revolutions of South America. Mr. Gatti will make Clifton his home. The peach and apricot trees are in bloom. Dick Kane came up from Lordsburg yesterday . This is the first day of March and the first day of spring. The doors of the Bank of Clifton were opened this morning. Old papers for sale at the Era office 30 rents per hundred. The large addition to the Catholic church is nearing completion. Cottonwood trees are getting green and we will toon have good shade. A,. J. H inson, who has been quite sick for the past ten days, is now able to be out a train. Miss Flora Garrison came up from El Paso last Thursday on a visit to her brother and sisters. An Iowa paper has this comment in reporting a marriage: "They were married at the bride's parents, where they will remain until the groom gets a job." C. B. Stocking, night watchman for the A. C. Co. at Longfellow, came down Friday to see his old friend, Judge Wright, with whom'he went to California forty years ago. . J. E. Baker and son, mining engineers of St. Louis, were here last week for the purpose of examining and reporting up on some gold properties owned by Dell M. Potter. They left Saturday. Mit Simros is so busy taking orders for new spring and summer suits that he has no time to write an ad. this week. You won't he "in it" this spring unlees you haye him order you a new suit. Mrs. H. H. Beck and little daughter arrived last week from Cleveland, Ohio, much to the delight of H. H., who went down to Lordsburg to meet them. They are now domiciled in the Gamble house in South Clifton. Mit Simms has the largest line of sam ples for spring and summer suits, in town. They are from that old reliable house of Wannamaker & Brown, which is a guarantee that they will be first- class in every respect. There is a sick Mexican across the river, r ive days ago his relatives con cluded that he would live only a few hours, and ordered carpenters to make his coffin. He is still alive and will doubtless recover. His coffin may be seen at Chris Fritz's blacksmith shop. Dr. J. C. TONEY, PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Office Diagonally Opposite Clifton Hotel Day or Night Calls Answered. Birthday Party. One of the most enjoyable events of the season w.ts the birthday party of F M. Ballis and Ernest E. Weston, at the dancing academy last Monday evening It was the intention of the Eka force to attend, but circumstances prevented, and we shall always be sorry for it, because all who attended are loud in their praises of the genuino hospitality of Messrs. Bal lis and Weston and say that they never had a better time in their life. It was strictly a stag affair, and several old bachelors who have hitherto refrained from participating in social events on ac count of the presence of ladies took ad vantage of the opportunity to have a rousing old time. Among these was A. T. Thompson, the affable cashier of the A. C. Co., who, says Neil Munro. was voted the best dancer and highest kicker in the house. Archie Morrison and Dave Clark won laurels for their rendi tion of pleasing melodies, both being possessed of excellent voices. Neil Mun ro says that he has not, as yet, recovered from the affects of the hilarious mood into which he wai hurled upon that occasion. For Sale. Four room brick residence" and cellar in Cotton, Cal., San Bernardino county. Address or call on Frank Wiese, Morenci, Arizona. l. LABORERS WANTED; Pick and Shovel hands and Rock Worker can secure work by applying at our carup two miles below Morenci. Will lee contracta for station of 10 feet or more and furnish tools and powder. ANTONELLE & PAGANO. The copartnership which has existed for some months between Frank Falcone and Tim Nardelli in the saloon known as the First Chance, on Chase Creek, was dissolved last Saturday. Mr. Nar delli sold his entire interest to Jas. K. Nicks, who took charge of the business in connection with Mr. Falcone. Mr. Nardelli will probably get a contract on the Morenci railroad from his old friend, Pat Ward.